Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Retreating the Line’ screen at immersive film/music event Shifting Sands in Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults

Shifting Sands screenings - Esther Johnson (stills from Retreating the Line/Hinterland)

Hinterland and Retreating the Line screen at immersive film/music event Shifting Sands in Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film works Hinterland and Film and Video Umbrella and Hull City of Culture 2017 commission Retreating the Line both screen this Friday 17 January 2020 7PM – 9PM at Shifting Sands taking place at: Scarborough Market Hall and […]

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‘a ROLE to PLAY’ – Professor Esther Johnson’s new artist film premieres on Thursday 28 November 2019

a ROLE to PLAY banner by Esther Johnson

a ROLE to PLAY Professor Esther Johnson’s new artist film a ROLE to PLAY will premiere this Thursday 28th November 18:30 at QUAD in Derby. The screening is free and you can book HERE. Working with adult literacy group members, food bank users and volunteers connected to Freedom Community Project, a ROLE to PLAY shares experiences of contemporary working life […]

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SHU Space & Place Group Conference – Featuring screening of Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together’ and sessions by Becky Shaw and James Corazzo – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Still from 'Alone Together' by Professor Esther Johnson

This free day-long event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Space & Place Group at Kelham Island Industrial Museum on 10 July 2019 (as part of the University of Sheffield’s From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism programme) brings together academics from across SHU, and beyond, to explore different ways of researching spaces and places, specifically from the perspective of comfort and discomfort. This event […]

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‘SHIPS in the SKY’ – Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project launches at Hull Central Library on Wednesday 27 February

Three Ships Mural (Hull) - Image for Esther Johnson's SHIPS in the SKY launch

A launch for Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project SHIPS in the SKY will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Hull Central Library. Led by artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson in partnership with Hull Libraries’ oral history project Untold Hull, SHIPS in the SKY is a film, oral history and exhibition project that will uncover peoples’ memories of a treasured Kingston-Upon-Hull […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film ‘Point and Shoot’ featuring in exhibition at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels

Stills from Esther Johnson's 'Point and Shoot' with ARGOS Brussels logo

Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film Point and Shoot will feature in the exhibition Look at Me held at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels, opening on Saturday 26 January and running until Sunday 28 April 2019. The relation between photographic and moving images is the central point in Look at Me an exhibition that is the second of a […]

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Wednesday 28 November 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Colm McAuliffe (Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck)

Banner image for Colm McAuliffe's 'Radical Broadcasts' seminar and screening

Speakers: Colm McAuliffe, PhD in Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck, University of London Title: RADICAL BROADCASTS – Theory On Television Hosted by: Professor Esther Johnson Imagine the following: radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing amiably explaining his theories on schizophrenia on a daytime television chat show in 1977; cultural theorist Stuart Hall discussing why Karl Marx mattered in 1983; David Lodge grappling with post-structuralist theory […]

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175 Years of an Art School – Heritage Open Days this week features tours of the Head Post Office, an exhibition, screenings and more

Composite image (both from Sheffield Institute of Arts)

This Friday and Saturday there are many events taking place in Sheffield as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day programme, and the Sheffield Institute of Arts at the Head Post Office will be hosting several including an exhibition of work by C3RI PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse, screenings of Professor Esther Johnson‘s curated programme Without Brutality, guided walking tours showing Where Bombs Fell and behind-the-scenes […]

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Debbie Ballin and Esther Johnson at The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Finland

IOHA XX Banner image - Photo by Aarne Pietinen, Finnish Heritage Agency

IOHA 2018 – Memory and Narration is the XX International Oral History Association Conference, being held this year at the University of Jyväskylä between Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June. Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking Debbie Ballin have been invited to present a paper on their collaborative research project A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ as […]

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Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

Composite image of DocFest logo and details with still from Welcome to Sheffield Polytechnic 1969, courtesy of Esther Johnson

‘Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.’ – John Ruskin 2018 sees the 25th anniversaries of both Doc/Fest and the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Without Brutality consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969 to 1993, when the art school was integrated into Sheffield Hallam University and the […]

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